from The Reporter, newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Mar. 5, 1897, page
"TOLD AT TAYLORSTOWN. Visitors and Removals - Dogs Poisoned. -
Taylorstown, March 4. -
Miss Anna Shrontz and Mrs. J.
B. Weir, of Washington, were guests of Mrs. W. F. Shrontz, Saturday.
L. G. Noble has moved to the farm of his
father-in-law, A. M. Houston.
Hillard Morris has moved from the Jas. Hodgens
farm to that of James Chambers, near East Buffalo.
John Gaul, of Martin Ferry's, Ohio, is visiting
friends in Iowa.
John Flack, who came home from Grove City
college several weeks ago with pneumonia, is able to be out, though
still very weak.
Dr. Sulvely, of Pittsburg [sic], was here
Tuesday to see Mrs. Dr. Coager, who still continues very ill.
Mrs. Geo. Rankin is quite sick with erysipelas.
G. W. Dickey has rented his hotel to Mrs.
Sutherland, of East Finley township.
Miss Maud Blayney is visiting her grandfather,
Daniel Sheller, of Claysville.
'The [Deestrict ?] Skule,' to be given by the Ladies' Aid Society of the
Christian church, on Wednesday, and Thursday evenings of next week,
promises to be well attended, as almost all the reserved seats have been
taken for the first night already.
[The rest of Taylorstown items are cut off in the Xerox]."
"[caps] Funeral designs [caps] a specialty by Crall, Swan
"SOCIAL - [caps added by typist]
[Third Presbyterian church supper - no names listed.]
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The banquet Wednesday evening by the Pon Du
Club, at Hotel De Hancher, Claysville, was a happy affair. Its members
are residents of Claysville, except G. G. Best, of Washington, who is an
honorary member. Those who sat down to the feast were Mr. and Mrs. BELL,
Mr. and Mrs. CALDER, G. G. BEST and wife, Mr. and Mrs. STEWART, the
three Misses MILLER, Misses WHITE, CALDER, STEWART, and Messrs. CRAIG,
NOBLE, HAIR and MILLER. A good social time was enjoyed, music
contributing to the pleasures.
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[ item - wedding anniversary - see marriage file]
"Mrs. Minnie McKeever will be the hostess
at a card party this afternoon at the Caldwell residence on East
Wheeling street, in honor of Miss Selden, of Virginia, and Mrs. Pierce,
the guest of Mrs. H. O. Patch, East Wheeling street."
"West Alexander, March 5 - The latest
social event of interest in the neighborhood of West Alexander is the
wedding of Miss Laura A. Craig and James P. Reed, two of Donegal's best
young people. The ceremony which was performed by Rev. W. H. Lester, of
the West Alexander Presbyterian church, occurred at the residence of the
bride's mother two miles north of town on Wednesday afternoon at 1
o'clock, only the near relatives of the bride and groom being present. A
large number of useful and costly gifts were bestowed upon the new made
bride. [sic] On Thursday evening a reception was held, many of their
younger friends attending. Mr. and Mrs. Reed expect to take up
housekeeping about April 1 near Claysville. The best wishes of scores of
friends in this place go with them to their new home."
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"Nearly a score of guests were present on
Wednesday evening at the residence of Brit Hart, East Maiden street, at
a farewell party tendered Forrest Martin, who returns to his former home
at Kingwood, W. Va. While the guests were sorry to bid him goodby [sic],
the party was otherwise most enjoyable."